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Old 04-14-2006, 02:55 PM   #1
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I guess this is why gas prices are so HIGH!!!

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=1841989&page=1

Exxon Executive will receive a 400 million dollar retirement package!!!

"Exxon is giving Lee Raymond one of the most generous retirement packages in history, nearly $400 million, including pension, stock options and other perks, such as a $1 million consulting deal, two years of home security, personal security, a car and driver, and use of a corporate jet for professional purposes."

This is sickening!
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Old 04-14-2006, 02:59 PM   #2
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Firstly, petrol prices in the US are not, by international standards high, actually they are comparatively low. Granted, Americans have to drive long distances if they are living in rural areas.

Secondly, while this retirement package is bordering on the obscene, it is a bit simplistic to attribute the price of oil to it.
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Petrol where I live yesterday went up to 92.9 pence per litre.

it sucks.

I wish our petrol was as (comparitively) cheap as in the states
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Our gas in CA is about 3.00 dollars in some places and getting there in other parts of CA.
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yes, but that's three dollars a GALLON.

ours is nearly a pound - 91.9p (works out as $1.61) A LITRE
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Well it's expensive for both of us.
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ps, just worked it out. Petrol where I live in the UK costs $6.09 a gallon.
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not that it's a competition lol

But I would still kiss the pumps if ours cost what yours does
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LOL. Well come and visit and kiss the pumps all you want.
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Love my PRIUS
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I'm hanging on to my ratty old Metro for dear life. I just bought gas the other day for the first time in two weeks. It still only cost me less than $20 to fill it.
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One of my friends said last night that she's spending $400 a month on gas
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most executives of huge companies get obscenely large retirement packages
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ps, just worked it out. Petrol where I live in the UK costs $6.09 a gallon.
Damn, that is high! As expensive as it is here it's only half as expensive for me as it is for you.
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ps, just worked it out. Petrol where I live in the UK costs $6.09 a gallon.
Yes, here we are whining about gas costs, as where other counties are paying half as more than we are.
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